This is a video of a raccoon named Buriburi sitting down like a human who’s had a day and eating a persimmon (minus the seed) in three elegant bites as its owner captures the entire moment on video. It was brought to my attention via this tweet, and I have watched it approximately 15 times in the past few minutes.


Though often portrayed as terrifying, disease-carrying pests (one time I stumbled upon a one-eyed, potentially rabid one in Brooklyn Bridge Park), few animals charm me more when caught on video doing cute pet-like things. I may fear their teeth and claws, but when watching them eating fruit while lounging on a couch, I want to cuddle with them for no less than forever.

Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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